Hollywood in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The laborious, 14 month farming cycle impacted the social and racial landscapes, as well. Beginning in the late 17th century plantation owners turned to African slaves to work the "the money crop." Transported across the Atlantic Ocean in deplorable conditions, these slaves were housed in spartan "cabins" here in the colonies. Sotterley's lone surviving slave cabin dates from c. 1850.
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Location. 38° 22.554′ N, 76° 32.406′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Sotterley Lane. The marker is on Sotterley Plantation along the rolling road, south of the main house. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sotterley's Remaining Slave Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Hits Home (about 400 feet away); Port of Entry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rosedale (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Place in Chesapeake History (approx. 2 miles away); June 1814 — War Visits the Patuxent (approx. 2 miles away); Idyllic Retreat — Beach House on the Point (approx. 2 miles away); Smith’s St. Leonard Site (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 14, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.